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First Marriage of 2016
January 4, 2016 - Lakeview couple receives First Marriage License of 2016.

First Marriage of 2015
January 2, 2015 - Clerk Orr marries the couple who obtained the first marriage license of the year.

Election Day Registration Bill Signing 
July 1, 2014 - Governor Pat Quinn today signed landmark legislation to expand voting opportunities in Illinois. The new law is designed to encourage participation in elections and streamlines the registration and early voting processes.

2014 Pride Parade 
June 29, 2014 - Clerk Orr marched with staff, friends and special guests David Wilk and Charlie Gurion, the first couple to be issued a license on the day marriage equality went into effect in Cook County on February 21, 2014.

First Day of Civil Union Conversions 
June 2, 2014 - Cook County Clerk David Orr's office began converting civil unions to marriage licenses for same-sex couples today.

Marriage Equality Begins
February 21, 2014 - Clerk Orr began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately – more than three full months before the June 1 date set by the Illinois legislature – following a federal court order today.

First Marriage of 2014
January 2, 2014 - Clerk Orr marries the couple who obtained the first marriage license of the year.

2013 Judge Recognition Ceremony
November 13, 2013 - Clerk Orr honored 77 outstanding suburban Cook County election judges at the seventh annual Judge Recognition Ceremony.

National Voter Registration Day
September 24, 2013 - Staff from the Clerk's Office register voters on National Voter Registration Day.

Clergy Summit
July 31, 2013 - Clerk Orr meets with local clergy men and women.

Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Allow Online Voter Registration
July 27, 2013 - Illinois becomes the 18th state to move democratic process into 21st century and allow online voter registration.



Coin Flip for Stickney Village Trustee
May 1, 2013 - David De Leshe was declared the winner in his race for Stickney Village Trustee after Clerk Orr flipped a coin to decide the tied election.


First Marriage of 2013
January 2, 2013 - Clerk Orr marries the couple who obtained the first marriage license of the year.

Early Voting Press Conference
October 22, 2012 - Clerk Orr kicks off Early Voting at the Museum of Broadcast Communications.


2012 Judge Recognition Ceremony
October 4, 2012 - Clerk Orr honored 64 outstanding suburban Cook County election judges at the sixth annual Judge Recognition Ceremony.

ICIRR Delivers 26,000 Voter Registrations
October 3, 2012 - Clerk Orr accepted 24,007 voter registrations from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights after its four-month effort.

National Voter Registration Day
September 25, 2012 - Clerk Orr and County Board President Toni Preckwinkle kicked off a countywide voter registration drive in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day.

Orr, Chicago Fire & Reavis High register voters
September 19, 2012 - Clerk Orr and the Chicago Fire’s Jay Nolly visited a Reavis High School soccer practice to promote voter registration.